Saturday, June 03, 2006

One More Reason...

...we need to secure our northern border as well as the border with Mexico.

Well done, Canada.


Blogger Robin B said...

Gee, I wonder if the government listened in on any of their phone conversations?

6:18 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

LOL!!! Not only that, but they monitored the Internet, gasp!!

How's things?! Laura

11:29 AM  
Blogger Ugly Naked Guy said...

I first read of this Saturday morning on I read the majority of the article and the whole time I was wondering which terrorist group this could be. There was no indication whatsoever who was behind this and what their motives could be. Finally, about 3/4 of the way through, they printed the obviously Muslim names of a couple people.

Why didn't the headline say, "Islamic Terror Plot Foiled"?

Imagine if in December of 1941 we read of the attack on Pearl Harbor and they neglected to mention who the enemy was?

Finally, it makes me even madder to see that the supposed conservative Fox News played it just like everyone else. I don't have cable, but whenever I read the Fox website or see someone else's TV, you can't tell the difference. What is the deal with that?

2:03 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Check out this link at Michelle Malkin: even the Royal Canadian Mounted Police referred to the suspects as coming from "a broad strata" of society. You'd think we'd be past political correctness when it comes to terrorism, but obviously not!

Thanks much, Laura

2:10 PM  
Blogger Ugly Naked Guy said...


What do you think of my observation that Fox News is just as spineless and politically correct as the big three? Like I said, I have only rarely seen the cable news, but they seem be identical to the others. I kills me when liberals blast Fox news as a conservative station. Imagine what they would say if I had a station--I'll show you conservative!

5:14 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I don't get to Fox's website that much -- a lot of what they carry is AP articles rather than their own content, which probably accounts for the kind of thing you're describing on their website -- the current AP story they have on the arrests does, however, mention Muslims and Al Qaeda in the 2nd paragraph, though not in the headline.

I do think there is a noticeable difference in a lot -- not all -- of Fox's news coverage (not just the "opinion" shows like Hannity & Colmes). Their political reporters in particular -- Angle, Wilson, Cameron, Garrett -- usually play it down the middle; they don't have the typical "groupthink" liberally slanted mentality of, say, John Roberts, Terry Moran, and other network correspondents, and they also look at angles that other channels just don't mention. And Brit Hume's Special Report is "appointment television" -- definitely not "PC" and always looking for the other point of view. Do you ever get to see it?

That said, there are times when Fox's news coverage is as annoying as the Big 3 or other cable channels -- Shep Smith's Katrina coverage is a good example of "emotion-based TV" that went with the rest of the TV "pack" and lost sight of the big picture, and there are other examples.

It's always interesting to think how the media would handle WWII in this day and age. Kind of a scary thought -- just as it's scary how they so often "play" the War on Terror.

Love hearing from you! Thanks, Laura

5:26 PM  

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